Lena Dunham is a woman with many hats. The popular author, actor and activist has already found success in television, movies and online publications, and now she will be testing her metal in the publishing game.
Dunham has agreed to launch her own book-publishing imprint, along with Jenni Konner, under the Random House brand. The new imprint will be called “Lenny,” which shares the same name as her incredibly successful newsletter.
The news was announced through BuzzFeed where Dunham talked about her new venture. Dunham stated, “While we love our home on the Internet, Jenni and I are both voracious readers (of books and book reviews) who are constantly trading titles and allowing them to stir us creatively.”
Dunham continued, “Our friendship often doubles as a book club. We feel like the Lenny voice lends itself to a diverse list of authors and we are so excited to work with Random House – they get our mission completely. Lenny books will aspire to push the ball forward on the issues that matter to our audience, with wit and style. We hope to see them sticking out of purses and riding public transportation everywhere.”
Not new to the publishing game, Lena Dunham herself is a well-known and highly successful author. Dunham recently released her book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”, which burned through the charts in 2015.